I have tried three times to start this and end up starting over because I don’t know how much is too much information to give out. Some people say that the third time is a charm but for me things have always been more difficult than for “normal” people. So here it is, maybe the fourth time will be the charm for me!:lol:
I was born during a snow storm in south eastern South Dakota in 1969. I have an older sister and an older brother. I graduated from Concordia University Seward, Nebraska in 1991 and moved to Houston, Texas to begin my teaching career. While teaching in Houston I met my husband on a blind date and we have been married for 13 years. During those years we have lived in 6 cities and 3 states; been through job losses; high risk pregnancies; blessed with two beautiful daughters;suffered the loss of my parents; have been financially challenged; become a great aunt 3 times; endured many health challenges and surgeries but we are still married and going strong! :cheering: What ever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger!
Currently we live in south easter South Dakota where I work overnight part time at one of our local hospitals as a switchboard operators. I homeschool our two daughters who are 12 and 10 years old. (Hormones are ragging at our house.) Our oldest daughter has Asperger’s Syndrome (high functiong Autism) and our youngest daughter has Celiac Disease (wheat intolerence). I should also mention that my husband is a diabetic, so cooking is a challenge in our house!:wall: My husband works at a cabinet place where they build beautiful cabinets and his part time job is at Wal-Mart. We usually see each other in passing and every Sunday. :woohoo: It’s amazing what you have to do in order to survive these days!:ick: Yes, some peolpe have called me the energizer bunny because I just keep going and going and going…We also share our home with 2 cats; 3 dogs and 6 birds. One of these days I’m going to charge admission to enter our ZOO!:roflhard: We enjoy camping in the great state parks that South Dakota has to offer when we can escape from everything.
Both of my grandmother’s were very crafty. My fathers mother was an excellent seamstress. My mothers mom was gifted in crafts of any kind. In fact she was the one who taught me how to embroider when I was 5 years old. That is a tradition that I have passed on to my two girls. I learned how to sew in high school home ec. but was not that good at it. When my oldest daughter was born we were very poor so I started to sew her clothes and became an accomplished seamstress. My next conquest was learning how to quilt. I have finished four quilts and currently have three in the works. Then I was hooked on crocheting. I have completed numerous baby blankets, scarves, dog sweaters, pot holders, etc. Three years ago my oldest daughter decided that she wanted to learn how to knit. Well, needless to say I taught myself how to knit and it is now my favorite hobby. Both of my daughters crochet and knit. My husband has even caught the bug and is learning to knit also. :XY:For me, knitting is very relaxing and it’s cheaper than therapy!:happydance:
Currently I am knitting socks for my family. They will come in handy this winter as we snuggle up infront of the fire place. Oh, some day I’ll get around to finishing all of those other projects that I have started. But for now I’m happy as can be with my new favorite hobby and the growing stash of yarn that seems to be invading our home. I’m so excited to have found this web site and I look forward to learning from other knitters and making new friends.
Well, that’s me “mamapaulsel” :knitting: My moto in life I learned from my father, “I can do anything I put my mind to!” Words of wisdom to live by:lol: So for now happy knitting to everyone out there!